I heard recently a church bishop, a woman in her thirties, suggesting that GOD is neither male nor female*, and if Jesus was a man, and called his GOD Father, it was only because convention would not allow him to call him otherwise. I think her aim was to attract women who might otherwise not wish to accept the reality of GOD if he is called Father and were represented as male.
Is this revelation or thoughtful insight or merely demented thinking, just another step in the bid to put down men?
With all the negative talk toward men: talk of how men have treated women badly in the past and will continue to do so unless they are indoctrinated to recognise women as their equal; with all the focus on the disrespect toward women by President Trump over a decade ago as though it were yesterday and his being labelled a misogynist; with the disgusting abuse of power by Harvey Weinstein and others being exposed — those who rape and attempt the rape of female colleagues — has created thinking that seems to suggests all men are painted with the same stripe, and must otherwise prove themselves worthy of respect by demonstrating they are feminists too. This “move” in society is a form of bullying; it seems clear to me it is a demonstration of misandry, and should be labelled as such.
The “Me Too” movement awoke women who had been abused into standing up for themselves, which is excellent**. However, many feminists have come on board to attack men, and in their bid for gender equality ie equal pay for equal work, have pushed gender issues to such an extreme that schools in some states and countries are being mandated to teach gender fluidity and messing with the innocence of children to score political points.
This is not funny and needs to be addressed, even attacked for what it is. Misandry is the hatred of men, and although it was first labeled in 1898, it is alive and thriving in 2019.
*The bishop took as her Biblical text Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Paul discusses the equality (not the neutrality) of all who are in Jesus: no separation between men or women, Jew or Gentile, slave or free; there is no preference or hierarchy between them, but instead there is the equality of all, one to another.
**I myself was abused and raped in my younger years, so I speak not from ignorance but from the perspective that some men are bad, but not because they are men but because they are people who behave badly.